October Author Spotlight [BOX SPOILERS]
Welcome to Scribbler’s author spotlight series — an interview with our subscription box‘s monthly author! Each month, we’ll interview the author of our featured book to help you learn a little more about them and their writing process.
This month’s spotlight is on Bryce Moore. Their novel Don’t Go To Sleep, is our October read. You can find Don’t Go To Sleep for sale anywhere books are sold.
A seventeen-year old girl goes up against the notorious axeman murderer in 1918 in this suspenseful historical fiction story from the author of The Perfect Place to Die.
Gianna is the average seventeen-year-old girl living in 1918 New Orleans. She worries about her family’s store, the great war, and a mysterious illness that’s about to take hold of the city she loves.
It doesn’t help that there also appears to be a mad man on the loose in her neighborhood. The attacks started as burglaries but soon escalate to cold blooded murder. There’s a killer out there, and the police can’t seem to figure out how to stop him.
Gianna enlists the help of her friend Enzo to investigate. And as they study the crimes, they see a common link between the victims, and Gianna can’t help but wonder if it’s the same man who attacked her family years before.
As Gianna gets closer to the killer, she discovers a connection between them that she never would have suspected.
Bryce Moore is the author of several novels, including The Perfect Place to Die. When he’s not authoring, he’s a librarian in Western Maine and a past president of the Maine Library Association. And when he’s not up to his nose in library work, he’s watching movies, playing board games, and paying ridiculous amounts of money feeding his Magic the Gathering addiction. Check out his daily blog for writing tips, movie reviews, and general rantings over at brycemoore.com. Thank you for the interview, Bryce Moore!
1. “Pantser” or “Plotter?”
Is “plantser” an option? These days, I write a 2-3 page outline that describes the general shape of the book, and then I make stuff up around that structure as I actually write.
2. How many hours a day do you write?
Generally about 45 minutes. I shoot for 1,000 words each day, though I take Sundays off.
3. Who’s your favorite fictional character?
Eeyore, hands down. He’s the lone sane creature in the Hundred Acre Woods, and he’s wise beyond his years.
4. What’s your favorite part of the writing process?
I write to discover what happens next, even with a general plot outline. I love it when I get to a part where everything snaps together, and I didn’t even see it coming.
5. Do you prefer writing on paper or doing everything digitally?
My handwriting is atrocious, and it feels so inefficient. Digital all the way.
6. As a writer, what would you choose as your mascot?
A groundhog. Not flashy, constantly working, but definitely never working too much.
7. What was the last thing (song, podcast, etc.) you listened to?
I’m more of a TV and movies kind of a guy, but the last song I listened to was Cake’s Fashion Nugget. A favorite from my college years.
8. If you could time travel (to the past or future), where/when would you go?
I love technology too much to go too far back in time. I suppose I’d jump forward far enough to get a good handle on which stocks to invest in, then come back to the present, invest heavily, and retire.
9. If there’s a spider in your house, do you kill it or set it free?
If it didn’t want to be dead, it should have stayed out of my sight.
10. What’s something you could eat for a week straight?
Raw oatmeal with cold milk and chocolate chips. Yum.
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Victoria Scott started Scribbler in 2017 after traditionally publishing an impressive number of books with companies like HarperCollins Harlequin Scholastic and Macmillan. Victoria is an Uber-hailing city girl who is passionate about writing and helping other writers find their voice.